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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., July 05, 2006 

(1) Josef Furman and Jura Skomatchuk cases: As reported in my last GRC Report, these cases commenced jointly in Ste. Catharines on 05Jun2006 and have since been adjourned on 28Jun2006. Several articles have appeared in the newspapers with a negative slant against the accused. This is balanced by a single article by Marco Levytsky in the 09Jun2006 issue of the Winnipeg Free Press in response to a negative 26Apr2006 article by David Matas. Three articles are archived in the Furman files at
I have appended my critical comments on these proceedings to the last article by Paul Legall in the 29Jun2006 issue of the Hamilton Spectator. 

(2) UCC meets with Monte Solberg on 06Jun2006: The June 14-27, 2006 issue of the Ukrainian News reports that a three-person delegation met with Mr. Solberg to discuss issues of concern to the Ukrainian community including Canada’s War Crimes Program and the new Citizenship Act. UCC Vice President Paul Grod is expected to meet with Mr. Solberg on the revocation of citizenship issue. The UCC has archived a news release (.pdf file) on their website

(3) Operation Last Chance: At about 14:15 hrs, Tue., 06June2006 Ms. Raymonde Folco, Liberal MP for Laval-Les Īles stated the following in the House of Commons:

  Mr. Speaker, today marks the launch of a very important national campaign. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies will launch Operation: Last Chance this afternoon on Parliament Hill. Those attending the event will be the Israeli ambassador, His Excellency Alan Baker, the Israeli director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Mr. Ephraim Zuroff, MPs, senators and a number of guests. This campaign is designed to locate all Nazi war criminals within Canada who have evaded prosecution.

  As Canadians, we must be proud that the fight led by Simon Wiesenthal to the end of his life is being continued. This campaign honours the thought of the man who said, "When history looks back, I want people to know that the Nazis could not kill millions of people with impunity." Thanks to the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, we will never forget. We will not forget him.

  My critical response to Ms. Folco is accessible via the Furman files indicated above and specifically at

[Presumably, Raymonde (Goldgrav) Folco was born on 16Mar1940 in Paris. Her father was deported to and survived Auschwitz. She spent WWII hiding with Christian families. The family immigrated to Canada in the 1950s.] 

Respectfully submitted
Will Zuzak, 2006-07-05